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The Idiot
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  • Taking so much interest in you as you may perceive I do, I am not without my object, and you shall know it in good time.
  • He advanced into the room mechanically; but perceiving Nina Alexandrovna and Varia he became more or less embarrassed, in spite of his excitement.

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  • The prince turned at the door to say something, but perceiving in Gania’s expression that there was but that one drop wanting to make the cup overflow, he changed his mind and left the room without a word.
  • He perceived that he had said too much now.
  • He meant to calm his hearers, and did not perceive that his words had only increased their irritation.
  • The prince perceived that this was an impression which would last for the whole of the boy’s life.
  • And not only does a Russian ’become an Atheist,’ but he actually BELIEVES IN Atheism, just as though he had found a new faith, not perceiving that he has pinned his faith to a negation.
  • "I only now perceive what a terrible mistake I made in reading this article to them," said Hippolyte, suddenly, addressing Evgenie, and looking at him with an expression of trust and confidence, as though he were applying to a friend for counsel.
  • "Why, prince, you’ve only gone a few steps along this road, I perceive.

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as in: perceive the system as unfair Define
to view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
as in: though blind, can perceive light Define
to become aware of -- especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
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